"The Well-Trained Mind" is a book that analyzes various techniques for transporting hallmarks and lesson plans from classical education into home-schooling environments. The book also explores educational enrichment and ways to enhance the education that children already receive in a traditional school environment.
Written by Susan Wise Bauer and her mother Jessie Wise, "The Well-Trained Mind" has been extensively used by many in the homeschool community since its publication in 1999. Its prescribed program focuses on language-intensive and history-intensive learning methods that encourage comprehensive cultural and scholarly literacy. The book presents several different curriculum options and helps readers determine the educational philosophy they would like to disseminate to their children.